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University of East Anglia UEA

Speech and Language Therapy

UCAS Code: B620

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

in a Health, Care or Science subject.

Principal subjects and A level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

If no GCSE equivalent qualifications are held, offer will also include Mathematics, English Language and Science requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in a Health, Care or Science subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

128-153

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Speech and language therapy

**About This Course**

Speech and Language Therapy helps children and adults who have difficulties in communicating, eating, drinking or swallowing. With approximately 2.5 million people affected by a communication disorder of some kind, and 14,000 Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs), it is a rewarding and varied field of practice which requires in-depth knowledge of linguistics, phonetics, psychology, medical sciences and clinical studies.

UEA is ranked Top Five for Aural and Oral Sciences in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2020) and our course is fully approved by and prepares you for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

**Overview**

On our Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) degree course you’ll study aspects of human biology, linguistics (the study of language), phonetics (the study of speech sounds) and psychology. You’ll also gain research skills and discover theories of SLT interventions and practice.

From the beginning of this three-year programme you’ll discover how these core academic areas relate to a wide range of client groups, including children with developmental speech and language disorders, individuals with learning disabilities, and adults with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties. These client groups form the basis for your modules.

Throughout the course you’ll use Problem-Based Learning (PBL) to develop skills such as team working, negotiating and leadership. You’ll also use group learning to expand your knowledge of SLT practice.

You’ll then take your learning beyond the classroom with practice placements. Here you’ll have the opportunity to develop your therapeutic practice with real-life clients, working alongside qualified therapists. Practice education features throughout the course, ensuring you have the clinical and core skills you’ll need for real working environments.

Taught within the School of Health Sciences, Speech and Language Therapy at UEA reflects our multidisciplinary ethos. That ethos has been developed and nurtured as a reflection of the real-life practices of working healthcare professionals. As such, you’ll undertake shared modules with Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy students and spend some of your time studying alongside students from other health professions, as well from other UEA Schools including Medicine and Education.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Speech and language therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Health sciences (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,128
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

61%
Therapy professionals
35%
Health associate professionals
4%
Childcare and related personal services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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